Sept 21, 2022 – IMG’s Rainier climbing team reached the summit of the highest peak in Washington yesterday morning, reporting clear weather and unseasonably warm temperatures. Lead Guide Timm Phillips said the team climbed well over the course of the morning, allowing them to reach the summit. All is well on Mt Rainier!
Congratulations Justin Merle!
August 7, 2022 IMG’s Chief Guide Justin Merle just made his 200th successful summit of Mt Rainier on our recent 3.5 day Camp Muir climb via Disappointment Cleaver, joining a very small number of climbers who have reached that milestone. Justin has been climbing for IMG since the early 2000’s and has logged dozens of […]
IMG Teams Summiting in the PNW
July 2, 2022- After a cold and snowy start to the spring, the weather has finally started to feel more like summer. With the change in the weather has come many more summits on Mt Rainier, Mt Baker, and other peaks in the Pacific Northwest. The heavy winter has led to a snow pack that […]
Congratulations to our Baker Rainier Seminar team, led by Brad Swanson, which summitted both Mt Rainier and Mt Baker this week, utilizing small weather windows to achieve a summit on both peaks. Our first Emmons climb of the year, led by Anna Hicks, summitted Rainier via the Emmons route this morning and the team is […]
IMG Summits Rainier!
Congratulations to Patrick Mauro and his team for reaching the summit of Rainier for this morning for the first time this season. The team put in a monumental effort exploring different route options on Rainier and establishing our high camp early Sunday putting the team in a position to make a successful summit bid early […]
Rainier in August
August 20, 2021 As is typical this time of year, the route up the Disappointment Cleaver is rapidly changing, and our teams have been hard at work evaluating the dynamic conditions. Through some collaborative efforts, we’ve made some adjustments to the route. We’ve altered the route slightly in order to provide a lower-risk alternative for […]
Weather patterns on Rainier
Cold days at Muir. Photo by guide Emily Johnston Washington is uniquely positioned to have drastically changing weather patterns, and Mount Rainier has not been shy is showing us what it is made of. After a couple of weeks of using our skills to navigate snow and wind conditions, the sun has shown and […]
2021 IMG Spring Guide Training
April 27, 2021 We just wrapped up our Spring Guide Training in Ashford and on Mount Rainier. Everyone brushed up on the latest industry standards for guiding and are looking forward to a busy climbing season ahead. Here is to a great season on Mount Rainier! Harry Hamlin
Join IMG On Mt. Rainier This Winter
October 23, 2020 While the bulk of summer season on Mt. Rainier is sold out, we still have availability on some of our winter Avalanche & Denali Prep Courses. AIARE Avalanche Level 1 – Whether you are new to exploring the mountains during the winter or want to freshen up on your snow and avalanche […]
2021 Rainier Dates Released
October 13, 2020 After an abbreviated 2020 season on Mt. Rainier, we’re happy to announce a full slate of programs in 2021! 6.5 Day Denali Prep Seminar – This program is a perfect introduction to extreme cold weather mountaineering and a prerequisite for a guided Denali Expedition. Learn crevasse rescue, sled rigging & hauling, expedition […]